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Small Businesses Feel Safe in The Cloud

Small Businesses Feel Safe in The Cloud

Almost two-thirds of small businesses feel more confident about using hosted IT than a year ago, research by CRM provider Really Simple Systems has found. The survey of 466 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) between March 2009 and March 2010, found that 62% felt “more secure” about using hosted IT, also known as cloud computing. Cloud services work by using the Internet to deliver software and applications such as email or Customer Relationship Management (CRM).  A further 62% reported that cloud computing had become more appealing since the economic downturn. With cloud services, fees are usually paid monthly and businesses avoid having to install their own server because data is stored on secure servers accessible over the web. The poll also revealed that eight ou... »